Couldn’t really leave the day without blogging about food and mood!
It is pancake day and nice to have a treat from time to time. After all, eating pancakes inspired me to come up with a title for this blog. I suppose as time as gone and depending on how I feel, I don’t eat well and often can’t afford the range of foods we are meant to eat to stay healthy. I do quite well but I am always anxious about making sure I have healthy food in and we are always hearing so much about ‘mood boosting’ foods. I haven’t been able to gain much weight in a while due to over active thyroid as I have a fast metabolism. This may sound a bit weird, but I would prefer to have the choice to gain weight even though I know many complain about being overweight. I suppose it is how you feel rather than what size you are.
These are the following ‘eat well’ messages we are bombarded with:
Ensure your family eat their five a day (fruit and vegetables)
Avoid too much caffeine if you have mood problems such as anxiety issues and depressive mood
Don’t have too much sugar or caffine – especially if you have bladder illness
Drink 2 litres of water today
Eat at regular times and avoid snacking – if only!
Guten free products are better for you – and very limited and costly!
But I have found it hard to know whats best with various health conditions and often feel confused and deprived of what I should or shouldn’t eat. Not everyone can afford a nutritionist either.
It would be interesting for you to share what works for you and if you are on a budget, how do you eat well for less. (or so Sainsburys say!)
Here is link to a healthy, balanced diet
Anyway enjoy your pancakes, including all the sugar and toppings you like!